Series 3200-T Slim Line Hinge Door
Made of Recycled Metal: Every aluminum window and door is made up of components (rollers, latches, weather-stripping...) as well as extrusions. These extrusions are comprised of virgin aluminum an, on average, 40% - 50% of post consumer aluminum to provide the world with products whose supply is nearly unlimited.
Naturally Plentiful: Aluminum is an abundant resource. In fact, about 8% of the earth’s crust consists of aluminum bauxite. This bountiful supply exceeds global demands and because of its recyclable nature, aluminum is the material for the next century. Additionally, 94% of the world’s supply of bauxite is mined in non-forested regions minimizing global environmental impact.
Lasts Longer: All windows and doors eventually must be replaced BUT aluminum windows and doors last decades longer than wood and vinyl. Consider the impact on the world’s landfills with all the wood and vinyl waste. As well, imagine the wasted energy on redundant manufacturing of short-lived wood and vinyl windows and doors.
Inert Coatings & Finishes: We offer two types of finishes on our aluminum windows and doors: paint and anodizing. Both processes result in environmentally safe products that do not require refinishing. Because Fleetwood products are factory finished for life, you need only keep them clean. Imagine the reduction of VOCs if everyone chose aluminum over other products requiring refinishing. See the inside cover of our brochure for more information regarding painting and anodizing.
Avoid VOCs: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemical compounds that outgass from many materials and can pollute the air in your home. Since Fleetwood’s painted finishes are factory cured at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, these compounds are safely removed. Neither wood nor vinyl can provide factory baked coatings.
Remnants Recycled: Manufacturing produces waste destined for the world’s landfills. 100% of our aluminum remnants are collected and melted down to make new windows and doors. This severely reduces energy input because aluminum production from scrap uses 95% less energy and limits the waste stream.